Category Archives: Academic

System for grads to meet market’s demand

Bintulu Resident Muhamad Yakup Kari

BINTULU: All graduates here will be registered under one system to ensure their qualifications meet the demands and needs of future job market.

Bintulu Resident Muhamad Yakup Kari said this was important to ensure utilisation of their capability in the job market.

“We will collect the names and see investors to ensure qualifications, task and employment fit the job market. Everyone (graduates) will be registered in our system,” he assured at the 7th graduation of Sedamai College Bintulu at ParkCity Everly Hotel last Sunday night.

A total of 42 students received their scrolls.

Among those present were Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) acting assistant general manager Pulusagi Tran and Sedamai College chairman Billy Wong.

“Samalaju and all big corporations are still under construction and the timing in the job market may not be right, especially for young graduates.

“In a year’s time however we will trail you and should you need our help, just come to see us at the Resident’s Office,” Yakup told the students.

He urged the students not to stop learning as education was a life-long process and the door to opportunities remain wide open.

He said the job market wanted the best graduates who had a heart, mind and energy for the community.

“If you are educated you must be able to visualise and see. Only with education can you see. Seeing is not only with the eyes but the heart,” said Yakup who shared his studying experience.

He said students were not just products of education but of their parents who stood behind them to give moral support and prayers.

Yakup congratulated the management and staff of Sedamai College for their commitment to the success of their students.

“From the college standpoint, they should continue to assist graduates until they get jobs. For example providing counselling as an extension of the college, which is good aftersales service as students still need guidance,” he added.

Meanwhile Pulusagi Tran shared the vision of BDA as a local authority to transform Bintulu into a friendly industrial city by 2020.

“Having said that, we are committed to manage the advancement of Bintulu in partnership with its people into a friendly and sustainable city through the provision of quality physical, social and economic development services,” he said.

A major initiative in place to develop Sarawak into a developed state by year 2020 is Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

“The development in Samalaju Industrial Park is progressing fast. More foreign direct investment and industries are expected to start soon.

“The spin-off effects would create job opportunities and boost income for the state. The demand for workforce will continue to rise in the next five to 15 years to benefit Bintulu community as a whole,” said Pulusagi.

Wong told the graduates: “All the hard work you have gone through makes you learned, trained, experienced and smarter. Be prepared for the challenges of a high income nation in 2020. Adopt lifelong learning. Don’t stop or you could be left behind.”

Sedamai College established in Bintulu on Nov 1, 1999 will be celebrating its 13th anniversary this coming November.

The Dean’s Award went to Jaleha Bol who graduated with a Diploma in Business Management.

The best student for Diploma in Administration was Sharon Sim Hui Cheng; Diploma in Business Administration (Mary Miku); Diploma in Marketing (Fateah Nazierah Rahmalam) and Diploma in Accounting (Sii Peck Sieng).





Pengambilan Pelajar Terminal Sejahtera (Bintulu) Tahun 2013

BINTULU: Terminal Sejahtera ialah pusat pembelajaran percuma yang dilaksanakan oleh Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan Dan Kesejahteraan Bandar (KWPKB) untuk anak-anak dan keluarga berpendapatan rendah.

Terminal Sejahtera mempunyai makmal komputer yang membolehkan para pelajar mendapat tuisyen secara atas talian (online-tutition) di luar waktu sekolah.

Permohonan kini dibuka kepada pelajar-pelajar yang layak dan berminat untuk mengikuti program-program yang akan dijalankan di Terminal Sejahtera.

Pelajar yang terpilih akan berpeluang untuk mengikuti program-program pendidikan disamping mendapat akses percuma sistem ulangkaji online ‘Score A’ serta kemudahan-kemudahan pembelajaran di Terminal Sejahtera.


Syarat-syarat kelayakan permohonan pelajar Terminal Sejahtera.

1. Warganegara Malaysia menetap dalam kawasan bahagian Bintulu

2. Keluarga berpendapatan isi rumah di bawah RM2,300 sebulan

3. Hanya terbuka kepada pelajar yang akan menduduki peperiksaan UPSR, PMR dan SPM bagi tahun 2013 (Darjah 6, Tingkatan 3 dan Tingkatan 5 bagi tahun 2013)

4. Keutamaan kepada pelajar yang tidak mempunyai komitmen lain selepas waktu sekolah dan menetap berdekatan dengan Terminal Sejahtera.

5. Pelajar yang menetap di asrama tidak digalakkan memohon


Para pelajar yang berminat dikehendaki datang ke pejabat Lembaga Kemajuan Bintulu atau datang terus ke Terminal Sejahtera BDA untuk mengambil Borang E-Tuisyen dengan membawa dokumen-dokumen seperti berikut:

  1. Salinan kad pengenalan/ surat beranak ibu-bapa, anak-anak
  2. Slip gaji/ pengesahan pendapatan terkini ibu-bapa dan ahli isu rumah yang bekerja
  3. Kad JKM, surat kematian, surat doctor atau dokumen-dokumen lain yang berkaitan.


E-Tuisyen bagi tahun 2013 bermula seawal 15 November 2012 sehingga tamat peperiksaan atau selewat-lewatnya pada 15 November 2013.

Terminal Sejahtera, Lembaga Kemajuan Bintulu, Tingkat 1, No.163 &164 Lot 7785 &7786, Assyakirin Commerce Square, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 97000 Bintulu.

Tel: 086-331051

Lembaga Kemajuan Bintulu, Seksyen Kemiskinan, Np.1, Wisma Bintulu, Jalan Tanjung Kidurong, 97000 Bintulu.

Tel: 086-332011

Masa Operasi:

Isnin-Khamis – 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-10pm

Jumaat – 9am-11.30pm, 2.15pm-5pm, 6pm-10pm

Sabtu-Ahad – 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-10pm

Varsity links up with schools via Whiz Kids Programme

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BINTULU: Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu campus (Upmkb) embarked on a national level linkage programme with high performance schools via ‘The Putra Whiz Kids Programme’ being held at the university from March 11 to 17.

Dean of its Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Professor Dr Japar Sidik Bujang said the programme attended by high performing primary schools from five states aimed to promote integration and cross-cultural understanding and recognition.

“We have been practising the 1Malaysia concept since 1987 so it’s not new to us. Communication is not just language but dialect of other people,” he said when officiating at the programme last Monday night.

He said the programme was also to enhance English language proficiency among school students and Upmkb staff who need to communicate in English.

Japar said it was also hoped that participating in the programme would develop strong communication skills and give awareness of the importance of a clean and safe natural environment.

The programme witnessed the signing of a Letter of Intent between Upmkb and its two adopted schools; SK Convent Muar Johor and SK Ulu Lubai Limbang. SK Convent Muar was represented by its headmistress Rohana Selamat while SK Ulu Lubai by its headmaster Jaul Bunyau. The collaboration was a benchmark for better future performance.

“It is the hope of the university that each carefully designed and artistically implemented programme is able to shape the future generation into a generation of respectable, smart and creative young people. Hopefully these whiz kids trained by UPM will one day be training other people,” he said.

The linkages with educational institutions and cluster schools were one of its Key Performance Index (KPI) programmes.

“We will continue with these particular linkages in the near future,” he assured, hoping more schools would join the programme.

Putra Whiz Kids programme director Joyce Morris Kapong said the programme was creatively designed to
enhance English Language proficiency, develop effective communication skills, create awareness on the importance of a clean and safe natural environment and, most importantly, promote integration and cross-culture, understanding and recognition among young participants.

“We want all children regardless of race, creed or circumstance to achieve their full potential. This year we are blessed by the presence of the beautiful children of Malaysia. We have a total of 68 young learners from seven primary schools across the nation, accompanied by their dedicated teachers,” said Joyce.

Various creative and interesting theme-based programmes are designed to instil these objectives in the young learners.

Among these programmes is the ‘Little English Pirates’ which consist of team building activities, treasure hunt and science and technology related activities.

During the Putra Cultural Camps, students were taught local traditional dances.

“They also learned about nature awareness and conservation through tree-planting activities, jungle-trekking as well as camping activity,” Joyce said.

In early 2010, the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences embarked on a journey of discovery and adventure by establishing a professional relationship with SK Ulu Lubai (Skul).

The affiliation began a lasting bond between two of the most successful educational institutions.

The faculty was assigned the task of planning and implementing various programmes for a team of talented and creative lecturers, teachers and students.

Seven schools are participating in the programme, of which five are high performance schools.

They are SK Convent Muar Johor, SK Ulu Lubai Limbang Sarawak, SK Seri Gaya Kota Kinabalu Sabah, SK Perempuan Methodist Kuantan Pahang, SK Jalan Tiga Bangi Selangor, SK St Joseph Kuching Sarawak and SK Kampung Luak Miri Sarawak.